If we impose yet more draconian prison sentences to win a political arms race, the burdens on the taxpayer will become unsustainable.
Research has found that offenders visited in prison by their family were less likely to reoffend within a year of release than those who were not.
Making GRCs making GRCs available on demand would destabilise all manner of legal structures, from equal pay to sex discrimination law to criminal law.
Groups of MPs are able to beat their jungle drums into a frenzy. And the powers-that-be have limited capacity to quieten them.
Plus: Treasury and Work & Pensions lessons. Greenlighters v the rest. Remembering Attlee’s surplus. And: the key question now is “how”, not “what”.
“Christianity and the western past are badly stained by violence and injustice, but I am not sure that we should so casually throw away the inheritance of our culture.”
He instead attacks a “part-privatised” probation service and calls for proper involvement from the Parole Board in future cases.
Asserting the rights of Parliament over the EU is half the European mission. Asserting them over the ECHR is the other half.
Government and Parliament must limit judicial discretion in cases where there is a proven and ongoing risk to the public.
There’s a very strong law-and-order focus, with almost a third of those announced covering law enforcement or criminal sentencing.
Patel’s aim and Johnson’s announcements will be difficult to deliver, but he is intent on proving that his Government is “on your side”.
My experience – mastering those detailed briefs, winning support, driving through reform – leaves me in the best position to achieve Brexit.
His critics claim his appointment as International Development Secretary “could lead to the death of thousands of the world’s poorest people”.
Rory Stewart’s pledge to bring security and conditions under control is welcome, but too narrow in scope.
The former Cabinet minister, who went to prison for perjury, explains why, as a prison chaplain, he is happier than he has ever been.